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El Bruno's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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Hwy 550, Cuba, NM 87013
+1 575-289-9429
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tampa, Florida
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168 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Who knew? We were traveling from Farmington to Santa Fe and were hungry. We checked out TripAdvisor and found this. Who knew it would be the best meal I had on our vacation! We came for lunch and were seated immediately. Everything was fresh and something tells me, if we weren't driving, the margaritas would have been superb...This was the... More 

Thank MySheWasYar
Friona, Texas
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cant believe we haven't stopped here before. Our beef fajitas and chicken tacos were good. The rice and beans are fantastic, just like Mom's. The salsa is slightly chunky, hot and delicious. Next time I'll try the table side Guacamole. The sopapillas are such a treat!

Thank Liz G
Payson, Arizona
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205 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Stopped through Cuba, NM for the first time on our way to Los Alamos and wasn't sure what to eat for lunch. I found El Bruno's on TA and it was listed on the New Mexico green chile cheeseburger trail too. My plan was to get a green chile cheeseburger but once I saw the menu I had to try... More 

Thank Southwest_Gaucho
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We drive through Cuba often, going from Durango to Santa Fe. We literally time our trip so that we can have lunch at El Bruno's. We love the food, the environment , and the wonderful wait staff. We've become regulars!

Thank Michelle O
New Hampshire
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Visting Chaco Canyon and staying in the countryside near Cuba, NM, we needed to find a place at which to "nosh" for dinner. Did some reviewing online - and El Bruno's popped up as #! - didn't expect much in "out-of-the-way" Cuba...but, went there anyway. What a neat surprise - the place is HUGE...clean, welcoming, great food (and lots of... More 

Thank bucknikkid
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Authentic atmosphere and Mexican cuisine. We had the chile stew and fajita tacos. I enjoyed the chile but was too hot for my wife. Pleasant experience and good service st a reasonable price.

Thank Budoldroyd
Durango, Colorado
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I always hit this spot on the way to or from Albuquerque. Came here tonight with family and friends. Always get the guac. Hand crafted next to your table with the fresh, clean fixins you choose. Everything is made in house. Traditional New Mexican cuisine. Must bueno!

Thank mtnseastar
Linville, North Carolina
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The restaurant is off the beaten path(sort of). On a busy road,but not near anywhere. Don't let that stop you from stopping-It will be well worth it. The building is lovely spanish style. The inside is wonderfully decorated. It feels very warm and inviting. But the star of the show is the food. Fresh ingredients,combined just right. The wait staff... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband and I had a nice Mexican lunch one Saturday on the way to do wine tasting at the Ponderosa Winery.The food was average and the service was fine.Wish the food had been a little better.Would like to have been able to sit outside.

Thank JeannineLois1987
Concord, New Hampshire
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had planned to spend the night in Cuba but decided to drive on ... We stopped for dinner at El Brunos and were delighted! The margueritas were great and generous (we were not the driver) LOL! The fajita salad had top of the line meat, the trout was great and everyone was thrilled. The courtyard is lovely, the wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 550, Cuba, NM 87013
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cuba
  • Phone Number: +1 575-289-9429

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?